On behalf of the President of the United States and the American people, welcome to the United States Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. We have designed our website to make it easy for you to navigate. You will find a number of different links, organized to facilitate your search for information, be it on the United States, the many sections that make up the Embassy, or the process for applying for a visa for entry into the U.S.
Senegal is one of our most important allies in Africa based on a long history of close cooperation and friendship. Together we have worked to promote human rights, disarmament, conflict resolution and peace-keeping missions on the African continent, and Senegal has been an invaluable partner in the fight against the scourge of HIV/AIDS and international terrorism. USAID has devoted over $204 million (1998-2006) for programs to develop Senegal’s private sector businesses, strengthen democracy and support health and education. The Peace Corps has been working in Senegal since 1963. At any given time, more than 230 volunteers are offering their talents to help Senegalese help themselves.
The Embassy is also responsible for conducting bilateral relations with Guinea-Bissau, where we are working to help the Government achieve its goals of national reconciliation, democracy building, and economic growth. U.S. assistance programs include strengthening the capacity of Guinea-Bissau’s Popular National Assembly, cashew sector, and health and education delivery systems. A USDA-funded Food for Education program is feeding thousands of school children and providing protection against malaria. We are also assisting with de-mining efforts, small community projects through the Ambassador’s Self-Help Program, and construction projects through our Office of Defense Cooperation’s humanitarian assistance program.
You can learn more about the U.S. Embassy and the work we do here in Senegal by following links on topics that interest you. Thank you for visiting our site, and we invite you to stop by often for regular updates about the Embassy. I hope you will find our site enjoyable and informative, and if you have any comment, suggestion or idea about how to make this service more complete and useful, do not hesitate to send us feedback.